I’ve been having a major clear out of clutter.
I find it difficult, because I value the things that I own and because I look after them it is not easy to justify throwing things out.
A few weeks back, I took three big boxes of books to a local book seller and handed them to him to support his market business.
The books I have kept fall into the following categories:
- English Classic Literature – Dickens, Austen, Bronte, Forster, Eliot
- Poetry – Keats, Popular Poetry, Poetry Anthologies, Children s
- The Natural World – David Attenborough’s BBC TV Books
- The Bible
- Catholic Catechism
- Political Memoirs
- Shakespeare’s Complete Works – sadly not a First Folio
- The Royal Family
- The Papacy
- Journey of the Soul – a range of books that have supported my journey to be present.
- Stars and Planets
This list speaks to me of a diverse interest in my country, my faith and the world around me.
Some of my reading has been inspired by my education, my formation as a Catholic, but others are at the heart of what it is that makes me who I am – the politics, the poetry, the wildlife.
My books on the journey of soul have released me from an oppressive attitude and a lethargy in life, to a new found energy to try to be interested in the world I live in – to be expansive in my capacity to be in the world and not to be overwhelmed by my small place that I occupy within it.
I have life which is a precious gift, I am unique, I am loved, I love, I feel, I cry, I breathe, I read.
What do your books say about you?
My next blog will be: Perfectionist